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NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed that some of the most extreme objects in the universe may be more common than previously thought.
XMM-Newton has caught the fading glow of a tiny celestial object, revealing its rotation rate for the first time.
A gigantic explosion on a neutron star halfway across the Milky Way galaxy, the largest such explosion ever recorded in the universe, should allow astronomers for the first time to probe the interiors of these mysterious stellar objects.
Scientists have detected a flash of light from across the Galaxy so powerful that it bounced off the Moon and lit up the Earth's upper atmosphere. The flash was brighter than anything ever detected from beyond our Solar System and lasted over a tenth of a second.
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